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This whole thing makes me sick and disgusted. Our hard-earned monies do more for other countries and people who are so rich they don't really need anything.
Originally posted by tooo many pills
Egypt gets 1.3 billion in U.S. foreign aid every year, second only to Israel.
Most of that money is given in the form of military contracts. Say for instance, every year we give Egypt 1.3 billion dollars of foreign aid to their military, all that means is that they have a 1.3 billion dollar credit limit to spend on our military junk, they probably never even see a physical dollar of that money.
So in reality, our government is just "legally" gun-running all around the world by allocating where/whom our military industrial complex can sell our out-dated weapons to. That taxpayer money isn't given to the country's receiving the foreign aid, it is giving to our military industrial complex for giving the weapons away to our allies for free, and marked on our overall GDP as exports.
Now we do get something in return, in Egypt we have their military closely guard the Suez Canal to keep it open, and we get a historically important friend in the Middle East.
It is just our government propping up countries of geographic significance with over-priced and out-dated military equipment so their military’s will ally with us once we get into a pickle.
I am not sure if I am for it or against it, but I know it is wrong.
edit on 30-1-2011 by tooo many pills because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Cygnis
That is the thing, our tax monies haven't HELPED those who could use it, it has gone to things that really are mostly useless..
Military equipment, leaders pockets, etc. instead of the people. Even here in the USA, the taxes go to funding "unknown" things that we never hear about.
Well you always provide us with a good laugh at least.
What a crock of bs.
Seriously you sound delusional to me. Please seek professional help.